• Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    … are committed to using the TLDs in a respectful manner, and because the Board should respect the IRP accountability mechanism. ICANN had denied the three applications based on nothing more than the consensus advice of its Governmental Advisory Committee, which had been swayed by the arguments of primarily Brazil and Peru that there were public…

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  • Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers

    … Governments are toying with the idea of asking ICANN for greater powers over gTLDs that match their geographic features. The names of rivers, mountains, forests and towns could be protected under ideas bandied around at the ICANN 57 meeting in India today. The Governmental Advisory Committee held a session this morning to discuss expanding…

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  • DCA fails .africa evaluation

    …”. Oddly, and possibly incorrectly, this status cites the GAC advice as the reason for the failure, rather than the fact that DCA failed its evaluation. Per ICANN practice, no application is truly dead until the applicant withdraws. Related posts: Read that controversial .africa letter Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an idiot …

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